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Cognizant Technology Solutions Chicago Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Cognizant Technology Solutions President & CEO Frank D'Souza
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    International company allowing for expanding experiences

    Cons

    Arrogant account managers run the business without an ounce of knowledge about the project subject and do not consult or take advice from subject matter experts. Functional verticals are without a backbone to be sure projects are set up to succeed. Pays lowest bonus for big consulting firms. Value the United States based employees. Stop eliminating US based employees in favor of India based employees brought over on H1B for 6 month or less length projects.

    Advice to Management

    Let the subject matter experts drive the business interactions. Build a culture that values functional and project leadership expertise.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good opportunities, great company... nice to have

    Cons

    no work-life balance, deadline, pressures

    Advice to Management

    NA

  3. "OK Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are generally very competent.

    Cons

    Company direction is not too clear.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify company direction more.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Java developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Java Developer in Wheeling, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Multiple projects to work on . Latest technologies . Very good onsite opportunities .very big team and long term projects . Good career growth for freshers

    Cons

    Very less learning and growth. Very less or average salary. More work pressure.growth will be less after spend some years with company


  5. "Senior Infrastructure Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Infrasructure Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Infrasructure Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Flexible Company to Work For
    Lots of Onsite Opportunities
    Very Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Not a very good payer. But still decent


  6. "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good number of clients,brand value of company is good

    Cons

    too hierarchical and always works.on top down approach


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director - Projects in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Director - Projects in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Growing company since technology resources from India are paid better than likes of TCS, Wipro, Infosys etc. good client base.

    Cons

    Indian way of doing things. Lack of processes in hiring onboarding, Project implementations, Pre sales. Post sales, execution, billing, rewards and recognition. No training.

    Advice to Management

    Create structures and processes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    Politics Sloppy Estimation techniques, teams, worst sales team


  9. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Manager - Delivery in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager - Delivery in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cognizant Technology Solutions full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cognizant is a large company with lot of opportunity. You can pretty much find projects anywhere in the world.

    Cons

    Brand is not recognized well in the USA

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the inefficient and outdated performance rating system


  10. "Senior Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of career direction from Management

    Advice to Management

    Please pay attention to aspirations of Associates


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